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What is Reduce TN Crashes?
Reduce TN Crashes started in 2013 with a simple idea - increasing traffic safety activities reduces traffic crashes. The program is modeled after National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) best practices: saturation, involvement, and outreach. Reduce Teen Crashes combines innovative branding and basic marketing to create a campaign for increasing traffic safety activities in all public and private high schools throughout the nation.
ReduceTNCrashes.org is designed as a portal to connect schools with teen traffic safety activities available in United States. Activities range from basic saturation, such as posting “Buckle Up” signs in school parking lots, to outreach through community events, and safety awareness days
By providing teen crash rate data and a growing list of safe driving activities, Reduce TN Crashes raises awareness of the need for safe driving programs, provides the tools to find crash reduction activities, and awards points to schools for completing and submitting pictures of their experiences. Safety Awards provided by the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) are sent to the schools in recognition of student efforts to educate their peers and reduce teen crashes by promoting safe driving practices at home, in the school, and throughout the community.
How it Works
Step One: Activate Your School
Register your school by completing the activation activity.
Step Two: Complete Your Activities
Explore the many fun and educational activities on our site and complete them to earn points for your school.
Step Three: Submit Points
Submit pictures from your activity and tell us how it went to work your way to the top of the online Leaderboard. School that reach the 3,000 points or more will be awarded with a Gold Traffic safety award.
Awards and Points
Bronze level 100 Points
Schools reach Bronze level by completing the initial activities totaling 100 points. Schools participating for a consecutive year will have to resubmit photos of activities to receive points. Activities such as Request a “Buckle Up America” sign to install in your school’s public parking areas. Schools request new banners to help raise awareness about Teen Driver laws. To get your points take photos to receive points for the new year. Schools will be recognized on the virtual leaderboard.Simple answer: Schools who complete 100 points through Bronze level activities will be recognized on the virtual leaderboard.
Silver level 1300 Points
Schools reach Silver level by achieving 1300 points or more. By engaging partners in traffic safety awareness activities by enlisting the help of parents, teachers, media, and local law enforcement in interactive safe driving activities. Schools will be recognized by virtual leaderboard.
Gold level 3000 Points
Schools reach Gold level by achieving 3000 points or more. The Gold level activities allow students to engage their community and neighboring schools by hosting a regional event. Schools will be recognized through the virtual leaderboard and awards given by Tennessee Highway Safety office at the end of each year.
New Program Details - Starting Fall 2017:
All schools will start the fall semester with a score of zero and spend the year working their way back up the leaderboard by completing activities and submitting them for points. Participating schools will receive a plaque at the end of the year indicating their placement: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. At the end of each school year, the points will be reset back for the next year. Total points will be kept on the global leaderboard so schools can see historically where they stand.
Join us again and start off the new school year with crash reduction activities.